UBC antimicrobial pioneer elected to American National Academy of Sciences

Julian Davies, a professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). His laboratory, the Davies Lab, searches for antibiotics from a variety of natural sources which include bacteria isolated from soils, sediments, clays, mushrooms, and lichens.

Davies is among 21 associates from 15 countries elected to the NAS, a 150-year-old society that provides independent, objective advice to American policy makers on matters related to science and technology. Click here for more information on the Davies lab.